Cavaliers vs. Hawks Unity Game 2016: Date, Start Time, Comments and More

September 12th, 2016 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »

The Atlanta Hawks unveiled plans Monday for the NBA's first-ever Unity Game, which will take place Monday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. ET against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the preseason.

The Hawks categorized the gathering as a celebration of "multicultural groups, diverse populations and organizations committed to improving relations among different groups."

Hawks CEO Steve Koonin issued a statement, thanking the Cavaliers for agreeing to participate: 

Our organization has seen firsthand how a sports team, its staff and every member, can positively affect the morale of a city. We have a brand promise to entertain and unite the city of Atlanta and we think our Unity Game is another great step toward keeping that promise. We are thankful that the Cavaliers share similar values of inclusion and diversity and understand the importance sports can play beyond the court.

The team said the idea came about during a July organizational meeting where employees sought a way to unify Atlanta natives amid social un ...

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